Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
- March 21, 2019
- Buskirk-Chumley Theater
- 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
- (812) 323-3020
- 8:00 PM
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a national treasure in the UK. With a career that spans more than 30 years, their development has been from curiosity to virtuosity, from village hall to Carnegie Hall. Using instruments bought for loose change The Ukes of GB have performed for the British Royal Family, at the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and Glastonbury Festival. On an ongoing “hand-luggage only” world tour, the Ukes provide pure entertainment, dead-pan British humour, and irresistible foot-tapping music. They are the masters of the unexpected, whether re-imaging folk songs, twisting classical music favourites, uncovering quirky versions of rock covers, or playing the performers’ own all-original compositions, they always deliver virtuosic, twanging awesomeness in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.